Lance Armstrong: Admission to Doping

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Lance Armstrong: Admission to Doping
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Tue, 01-15-2013 - 7:49am

Viewers who tune into Oprah Winfrey's interview with Lance Armstrong on Thursday will expect to see the disgraced cyclist offer some sort of admission to doping.

One can only imagine he'll talk about the incredible stress of such a demanding sport. He might suggest that his Tour de France wins still have some legitimacy since many competitors were also taking performance-enhancing drugs. If he really wants to make a play for sympathy, he could dwell on how much his cancer charity Livestrong has suffered.

But after a decade of indignant denials -- and legal threats and actions against his detractors -- that's not going to satisfy many of Armstrong's former fans.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/14/16507935-6-questions-lance-armstrong-really-needs-to-answer?lite

It will be interesting to see what he actually says to Oprah. Are you at all surprised that Armstrong (reportedly) admits to doping?

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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 6:16pm

He cheated other hard-working athletes about of the opportunity to accomplish their dream.  He lied over and over.  It's great that he started a charity, but I don't buy the apology.  He was caught.  He had no choice.  He's a liar and a cheat.  I hope he steps away deform Livestrong and let's it continue to help cancer sufferers.

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 7:51am

  Armstrong stepped down as Livestrong chairman last Oct. 

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 10:33am

I odn't know where I stand about this, A friend of mine brought this up on fb when the today show talked about it and we were all agreeing what a cheater and liar he is! Then I listened to him talk on Oprah, I think he does acknowledge a lot of his wrongdoing, I thought the word narcisist was a stretch..  I used to be a long distance bike rider and I remember those years when he was on top of the world, Even his personal life looked perfect - beautiful wife, three adorable children etc.  Then that all fell apart, Maybe this is the end of that spiral.  He will be indebted to many people for the rest of his life and he said that, And I think these kinds of fall from graces are what get authorities to crack down harder on professional sports and doping too, That's a good thing, right?

 

 

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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 3:28pm
Glad to hear. Thanks for the info.
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Sat, 01-19-2013 - 3:30pm
But what about the hard working athletes who peaked honestly during his "reign". They will never have that opportunity again. And a championship won years later because the winner is disqualified just doesn't have the same luster. I agree that a crackdown is a good thing. A lot of people must have known this was happening.
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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 10:52am

Oh come on tons of other athletes have doped too. I'm certain of it.